"I believe that open markets and free enterprise are the best imaginable force for improving human wealth and happiness. And I would go further: where they work properly, they can actually promote morality." David Cameron, January 2012
Anders Lustgarten's play is an exploration of our current government's politics of austerity and a look at possible alternatives.
If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep was supported by the Harold Pinter Playwright's Award which is given annually by Pinter's widow Lady Antonia Fraser.
Anders Lustgarten is Pearson Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, where his first two plays were produced. He is a political activist, has taught on Death Row, been arrested by the Turkish secret police, and holds a PhD in Chinese politics. He won the inaugural Harold Pinter Playwrights Award with a commission from the Royal Court in 2011.